|BILL SCHEEL BIO|
Bill joined the club in the spring of 2010. He retired to Wimberley in 2008, after a career in school administration and church work. He has been a consultant to both public and private schools in curriculum and school governance. Bill is a native Chicagoan, who grew up in Minnesota (where the preferred food style was "white food."), but has been in Texas for the past 25 years. He holds three degrees in three different fields from three institutions, including a doctorate. An ordained Episcopal priest, he teaches a men's Bible study group and occasionally helps with services at St. Stephen's Church.
Bill has been involved with food since starting to work at age 14 in agricultural research for the Green Giant. He began cooking in the interest of self-preservation, when the men with whom he did weekend camping during college proved clueless about the process. One summer he worked for a food producer in Sweden, making jam and frozen vegetables. He has harvested wild rice with native Americans on the Red Lake Reservation. In mid-career he "took a year off" to own and operate a 12 room B&B in England, in which he cooked full British breakfast for 20 each day.
In addition to cooking, Bill's hobbies are dog showing (he has a champion Irish terrier), sailing and gardening. He is president of his neighborhood homeowners association, volunteers with Keep Wimberley Beautiful, and has co-chaired Woodcreek's 2020 Vision masterplan Committee. His wife, Carol, is the director of Wimberley Senior Citizens Activities.
| Favorite cuisine to cook: Anything with flavor:
Italian, Mexican, French, Indian